Here are some of the various boss-killing techniques available in Remnant: From the Ashes.
One of the best-known games like Souls is Remnant: From the Ashes. It’s also likely one of the most interesting ones. What people usually call this game—”Dark Souls with guns”—has a lot more to offer than people think at first glance. The alternate kills for bosses are another part of this depth. These are different ways to beat certain bosses that give players completely different benefits.
There are a lot of bosses in Remnant: From the Ashes and its follow-up, Remnant 2. Let’s take some time to talk about some of the most important bosses in each realm and how to kill them in different ways.
Corsus: Cessnya, The Iskal Queen
Players of Remnant: From the Ashes already know the Iskal Queen, but now they can fight her. In the original game, players could only talk to Cessnya and give the Guardian Heart of Ixillis to her or to the Undying King. But with the Swamps of Corsus DLC, she got a boss fight that she can only do in Adventure Mode. If you face this fight, it will probably feel the most like a normal Dark Souls boss fight. Plus, it’s about the same level of difficulty as some of the hardest bosses in the Souls series that are human-sized.
To get her alternate kill, players must wait until the Iskal Queen changes from her first phase to her second phase, slows the player down to a crawl, flies down from her chair, and walks towards the player. This is where the different kill takes place. Players should see a pretty big puddle in the back left corner of the field before they start the fight for the first time. They should also be able to see a stone icicle dropping a single drop of water into the puddle from right above it. The “mark” for when to shoot the stalactite above so that it falls on Cessnya will be this drip of water. Players only need to look up and hit that hanging rock a few times when the Queen walks over or is about to walk past that drip.
Reisum: Brudvaak the Rider & Vargr the Warg
In the same way that we talked about the bosses in Remnant: From the Ashes, here is one of the best bosses from the Subject 2923 DLC, which sets the stage for many of the events in Remnant 2‘s Campaign.
That’s what this DLC is all about: discovering a new world called Reisum and Ward Prime, which is full of smart rodents called Emin. As the last boss of this Realm, players will face Brudvaak and Vargr, a pair of bosses that look a lot like Ornstein and Smough. It’s a lot like the famous Knights of Gwyn because the possible kill for this boss depends on which of the two enemies is killed first: the rider, Brudvaak, or the mount, Vargr. When one dies, the other one gets stronger and shows off a whole new set of moves that players will have to learn how to avoid.
Earth: The Ent
For the first time, players will have to choose between two things when they face this big World Boss. If they kill the Ent, they’ll get the Spore Gland, which turns into the Sporebloom. They will get the Twisted Heart instead of the Petrified Maul if they focus on killing the Ent’s legs first before ending the fight.
Despite its scary and intimidating looks, the Ent is actually a pretty easy boss to beat. The one players fight is only an adolescent, so who knows who it would have faced when it was fully grown.
When players face the World Boss of Earth, they can also choose Singe. This refers to the same dragon that the main character of Chronos: Before the Ashes was hunting. Singe’s two kills are a lot like Ent’s in that players need to focus on a certain body part to get the other kill. It’s Singe’s tail, and players get the Dragon Links if they destroy it before it dies. McCabe will then turn these into the Smoulder sword.
If players ignore Singe’s tail and kill him straight up, they’ll get the Blazing Heart. Which turns into the Spitfire flare gun. It makes sense that a Root nightmare that breathes fire would be turned into a flamethrower weapon. This gun basically comes back in Remnant 2 as the Hellfire Hand Gun.
The first boss on this list who isn’t a World Boss is Brabus. This boss fight can be skipped completely if the player is ready to give up a certain Pocket Watch. You will need both Mudtooth and Brabus to appear in your world in order to get this Pocket Watch. They can get it from Mudtooth and then give it to Brabus to avoid fighting him altogether. In return, they’ll get the Bandit Set, which is one of the most popular sets of armor and is back in the second game.
While playing with other people, if they come across Brabus. They will have the choice to fight each other instead. The winner will receive the Cold as Ice Trait. Finally, players can just fight Brabus to get the Shrapnel Shard, which can be used to make an Explosive Shot. This is the default reward; the other two are alternate choices. Thank goodness Remnant 2 proves that the path where players kill Brabus isn’t official, since he shows up in the hub area of that game.
Rhom: Maul & Houndmaster
The next bosses on this are the Houndmaster and Maul, his main “hound.” The main “target” of the battle is Maul, but the Houndmaster is very important to the Alternate Reward. For example, if you damage the Houndmaster’s horn, Maul will attack its master and give you the Control Rod at the end of the fight. However, players should go for the Hound Choker instead. If they haven’t already found Wud’s Shop in Rhom. They’ll need both Wud’s Shop and Maul to fight the Ancient Construct.
As a default prize, players only need to fight Maul like they would any other boss to get the Hound Choker. Once they have it, they can take it to McCabe to have it turned into the Howler’s Immunity Weapon Mod.
One of the two World Boss of Rhom choices available to players is the Clavier. Which is also one of the most popular bosses in the series. Both the normal kill and the alternate kill for Claviger use the minions he calls in during the fight. They will get the Void Sliver alternative prize. If they kill all the minions before Claviger slams the arena and “absorbs” them. This extra kill is pretty hard because players have to do it every time the boss calls out mobs, and they have to die and rest if they miss even once.
Once players understand how the fight works, it’s not too hard, and the default reward, the Stone of the Guardian, can be used to make the powerful World Breaker Melee Weapon, even though Melee isn’t the best choice in the first game.
The Harrow is the second World Boss that you can fight to get the key that leads to the Undying King. To get the default reward, players only need to beat this scary boss the normal way. Which gives them the Thermal Geode.
Players can get the Defiler, which is one of the most popular Handguns in Remnant: From the Ashes, by taking this back to the hub. However, players must stun the boss by shooting its legs, making it fall to its knees, in order to get the other prize. Now, all you have to do is walk around to its back and pull the Lost Harpoon out.
Rhom: Undying King
With the Undying King of Rhom, players can do a lot of different things. These games are jam-packed with material. One path they can take is to accept his quest to get the Guardian’s Heart from Corsus. They could also agree to his request and have the King open an early link to Corsus. After that, they wouldn’t have to pay attention to him again until the end of the game.
They have one last choice: they can fight the Undying King. This is how they get his normal prize. When you kill the King in this way, you get the Ruin Long Gun. Which is the only gun in either game that can bring you back from the dead. By giving the Guardian’s Heart to the Undying King, the player will also get some great prizes, like the Riven, a melee weapon with quick swings and built-in life steal.
Ixillis, the Guardian of Corsus, is a very tough boss to beat. A lot is going on, Ixillis has a beam that can easily hit a player and knock them off the bridg. And the field is very small. It gets even worse: in the second half of this fight, players will have to fight two Ixillis. Killing one of the two Ixillis and then the other one (which is now stronger) is the standard way to win. The player will then get the Hivestone, which can be used to make the Hive Cannon Hand Gun. Players can get the Guardian Tentacle instead if they try to kill both Guardians within a few seconds of each other. This stuff looks much grosser, and it can be turned into the Guardian Axe, a Melee Weapon.
Corsus: The Unclean One
The Unclean One is likely one of the most misleading forms that R: FtA has to offer. At first glance, players might think that The Unclean One’s disgusting design means that the boss fight and the alternate kill will be pretty easy, since he looks like a normal “giant oaf.” It turns out, though, that this is one of the most-loved boss fights in Doodle Cricket because it’s just the right amount of hard, especially the unique alt-kill situation.
To get the other way to kill The Unclean One, players only need to look to their right as they enter his house. They should see a set of stairs going down. At the bottom of the stairs is a whole new arena with pots around the sides. When a player walks up to one of these pots, they should see a message telling them to hide inside. As soon as they do, the game goes black and quickly comes back with The Unclean One in the basement. Users will get the Hammerhead’s Ore if they leave the pot and fight The Unclean One in this brand-new area with brand-new moves.
Yaesha: Totem Father
The Totem Father is Yaesha’s first World Boss. And fans don’t know nearly as much about him as they do about the Ravager. The Ravager seems to have a lot more history behind it, and it even shows up as a boss fight in Remnant 2. But the Totem Father is very little known. But it’s not a secret that there are two ways to get goods from this World Boss. The first way is to just fight the boss, win, and get the Tempest Heartstring. This can then be used to make the Voice of the Tempest Melee Weapon.
There is, however, a red totem figure to the left of the “fog gate” outside of the Totem Father’s arena to see. People can shoot this totem to make it turn blue, but it’s red by default. If they enter the arena after this, they’ll fight a Totem Father with a slightly different design. The Totem Antler is given to players who beat the Totem Father while the blue totem is still alive. The Eye of the Storm, another great Long Gun, can be made from this.
Yaesha: The Ravager
In the society of the Pan, who were the first people to live on Yaesha. The Ravager is basically the personification of “death.” Both the Ravager and the Doe are in charge of the flow of life and death in this beautiful forest world. When players meet the Ravager in Remnant: From the Ashes, however. It is older than the Pan and is done with everything. They are ready to give in to the Root if they come in. And players will know the Ravager was telling the truth when they meet it again in Remnant 2.
In Remnant: From the Ashes, players who kill this huge wolf will get the Tentacle Pod, which can then be used to make the Curse of the Jungle God Hand Gun. Players can also look up the Ravager’s Lullaby or figure it out in-game through book entries. Playing the Lullaby on the bells in the Ravager’s Arena will let them connect with the Ravager and get the Stalker’s Citadel. The Scar of the Jungle God Melee Weapons are some of the fastest and most powerful Melee Weapons in all of Remnant. You can give this Claw back to McCabe to turn it into them.